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Highway bill passes committee
The collaborative progress of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 stands in stark contrast to President Joe Biden's multi-trillion dollar infrastructure package.
May 27, 2021
Texas senator again floats truck-only mileage tax
This is at least the second time Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has eyed a potential trucking-exclusive tax.
May 19, 2021
Colonial Pipeline readies restart as more regulatory relief added for fuel haulers in 10 states affected by shutdown
Previous presidentially-issued disaster declarations clear a path for 10 states to issue overweight permits to fuel haulers. Also: Bridge closure on major Southern freight artery.
May 13, 2021
Regs violations fines increased; thousands of Internationals recalled
DOT has increased fines across all agencies, including FMCSA, for regulations violations. Also: Navistar is recalling more than 10,000 International trucks; Daimler launching products, services to support electric truck buyers; more.
May 4, 2021
Biden announces pick for FMCSA Administrator
FMCSA's current acting administrator, Meera Joshi, will have to be confirmed by the Senate before officially being named FMCSA Administrator. Also: Yellow announces leadership changes; and Women in Trucking's Driver of the Year finalists named.
April 15, 2021
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Support mounts for under-21 interstate drivers
In order to qualify for the proposed apprenticeship program, candidates must complete at least 400 hours of additional training.
April 14, 2021
Roads and bridges get 6% slice of Biden's $2T infrastructure pie
While the plan as a whole boasts a hefty price tag for American taxpayers, about 6% of the proposed funding is allocated to improve highways and bridges.
March 31, 2021
How Dem control in D.C. might change trucking
While regs like speed limiters, sleep apnea screening and new rounds of emissions restrictions might be back in the cards, so too might an appetite for boosting highway funding. However, don't expect too much drama with trucking regs in the next 4 years.
January 22, 2021
Bill that threatens owner-operator model in California faces critical deadline
The California legislature has a little more than a week — until Sept. 13 — to pass A.B. 5 — a bill that trucking groups say would likely kill the leased owner-operator model in the state.
September 5, 2019
Fledgling highway bill advances in Senate
A Senate committee in the past week introduced what’s being billed as the “most substantial highway legislation in history” — a five-year, $278 billion package to succeed 2015’s FAST Act. However, absent from the bill currently are two key elements: Funding mechanisms and policies.
August 2, 2019
Bills introduced to raise minimum liability limits, require automatic emergency braking
One would raise the minimum liability limits and the other would require automatic emergency braking. Find out more information on both bills here at CCJ.
July 18, 2019
House clears bill with riders on hours of service, CSA intact
The bill would prevent the U.S. DOT from eliminating the 30-minute break requirement from current hours of service regulations. More details on CCJ.
June 26, 2019
Congress hears testimony on trucking issues in preparation for highway bill
Topics discussed during the hearing include pay, retention, driver shortage, hours of service, autonomous technology, under-21 interstate truckers, and more.
June 13, 2019
Alabama passes bill to allow under-21 intrastate truckers
Lawmakers hope to remedy truck driver shortage in Alabama by passing a bill to lower the driving age of intrastate truckers to 18 years old. Details on CCJ.
May 20, 2019
‘Dirty diesel’ bill in California senate would phase out diesel trucks by 2050
Proposed legislation “is designed to phase out, over time, the use of polluting, diesel-fueled medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses in California.”
March 15, 2019
Bills in Congress would allow drivers under-21 to operate interstate
Federal law limits who can drive in interstate operations based on age. New bills presented in Congress could allow CDL holders under 21 to operate interstate.
February 27, 2019
House DOT bill continues ELD waiver for livestockers, but fate uncertain
The House passed a bill that would fund the U.S. DOT for the 2019 fiscal year and extend the ELD mandate exemption for livestock haulers. Get more details here.
January 11, 2019
Rival bills in Calif. legislature could nullify court’s owner-operator ruling — or hardcode it
Competing bills filed in the California state legislature aim to address a ruling that has threatened the traditional owner-operator model within the state.
December 12, 2018
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Extending engine oil drains could be as simple as opening the owner's manual
Depending on engine OEM and duty cycle, recommended drain intervals have skyrocketed by more than 300% over the 25,000 mile benchmark.
Renewable natural gas gaining momentum with fleets
Can fleets escape the ‘last stronghold of dirty trucking’?
Fleets prepare for arrival of electric trucks in 2022
Truck-only miles tax passes Conn.'s legislature, amid road-funds debate
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